It has been said before, but after the dull and dreary outcome of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, there was no perfect time for ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ to be released. Marvel Studios’ sequel to the underrated ‘Ant-Man’ is packed with enough humor to delight audiences looking for something to feed their craving for a lighthearted superhero movie. In fact, action movies are supposed to be entertaining, especially something released in the middle of summer. I saw ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ a few weeks ago, and I have to say, as an action-comedy, it did not disappoint; I could even go so far as to say that it is a little better than the first!
Taking place after the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ shows us what Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) has been up to prior to the events of ‘Avengers: Infinity War’; under house arrest and only being able to spend time with his daughter (Abby Ryder Fortson) on the weekends. Not only this, but he has lost contact with his mentor Hank Pym (Michael Douglas), and Hank’s daughter, Hope Van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) after ‘Civil War’. He does manage to get a hold of Pym after receiving contact with what appears to be Pym’s wife, Janet (Michelle Pfeiffer), during Lang’s trip into the quantum realm. This causes both Pym and Van Dyne to recruit Lang back in action in order to go back in the quantum realm to rescue her. Before they can do that, however, the trio is faced with a quantum-powered super-villain named Ghost (Hannah John-Kamen), Pym’s old business partner (Laurence Fishburne), and a sleazy businessman (Walton Goggins) as the major obstacles on their quest.
While ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ may not have the same epic team up as ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, it still manages to be a bright spot with non-stop humor (Michael Peña’s Luis and his crew being the comic relief) and action sequences to thrill audiences long after the credits roll!